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Grants Pass, OR
A 24-year-old female asked:

The last few nights i've had trouble getting to sleep then i wake in the middle of night due to being rest restless. what could it be all of a sudden?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Many things: can cause you to have poor sleep and arousals - the most common being anxiety and stress. Iron deficiency anemia or genetics inherited from your parents can also cause your legs to be hypermobile or restless at night.
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